A lazy morning with the usual ritual of tea with the Israelis. During this trip I got used to talking to strangers and observing the differences in people…One of the Israelis being a Sound producer in the Israeli film industry, in fact this was not their first time here and they mentioned they loved coming here as much as possible. We ended up chatting about Kasol, India, People, Religion, Politics and corruption, army stints in their country. Where ever your go, whatever you do, the basic values of human kind sustain – across boundaries, caste, religion, regions… It’s truly incredible to connect with people worlds apart. Candid discussions reinforced the beliefs I had developed – that basically every normal human being abhors the evils of modern times. Oh-if-only most of us stuck to our true selves rather than put on a façade!
So after an intense discussion, I moved on to my now designated favourite spot now called “The Rock”. With a fat Danielle Steele book in hand and I got engrossed- no photography craving, nothing else! I had decided to ‘feel’ the moment and not just capture it into a digital film as a standing witness to my sojourn with Kasol. So there I was, besides the raging Parvati waters, my belongings on a nearby rock, and my mind deciphering the plot amidst the background rush of nature’s voices. After a peaceful visit to the forces of nature I headed back to the Café evergreen for lunch and a view of the mountains.
Saw another Indian guy engrossed in his own book and started talking about reading and all. So then ext half of the day was spent getting to know each other. Especially shocked me by saying he thought I was a local school girl going to school with a bag-full of books! I wasn’t very sure whether to take this as a compliment or shocker :P
And so time flied with coffee and conversations…